Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sittin’ on the dock of the bay

We are still in the south and will be heading home this weekend. As far as the blog goes, I’ve had trouble finding time to do anything other than downloading my photos off the camera disk. Posting this week has been sporadic, but I wanted to stop by and give an update to let you know that I’m still here. I hope you haven’t forgotten me.

I did manage to choose a few photos I’ve taken on this trip that I’d like to share with you.

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Old doorway, New Orleans.

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Trees with Spanish moss line the edge of an inland waterway.

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The beautiful Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. Wow.

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Shrimp boat, Biloxi MS. I was humming Teen Angel while working on this photo.

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The top of a bottle of Blanton’s.

We’re spending a few quiet days with friends who we’ve known since high school. This will probably be the last post until Sunday evening when we’ll return home.

See you then.

45 comments:

Caroline said...

Wonderful shots! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

Shana said...

Love the pictures!

BUSH BABE said...

Oh New Orleans!! Been there... many moons ago, but still. OTher worldly.

And that shrimp boat - totally makes me think of Forrest Gump. Heh.

Enjoy your 'days off'. Travel safe.
:-)
BB

Scriptor Senex said...

That's an unusual bottle top. I don't think any of our whiskies have such interesting tops.

Bella Della said...

Oh, it looks like a wonderful trip. Beautiful photos.

xo,
Kim

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Beautiful photos as always.

CJ xx

Nurse Nancy said...

Love it! Looks like you are having a fun and relaxing time.

Mary said...

Thank you for transporting me to someplace beautiful and exotic -- to me, anyway! And no, we haven't forgotten you. Of course not! Safe trip home for you. :)
xoxo

Jill of All Trades said...

Beautiful pics. I love, LOVE the first one of the door. Have a thing for doors I'm finding.

Deb said...

I hope you both are having a wonderful time and great weather.....your photos are gorgeous as always and how's George doing?

I would just love to go to New Orleans. Never been and I have always been so captivated by the architecture and the history. Someday :)

Safe journey home. Looking foward to more photos.

The Lone Star Queen said...

I love the photo of the door. Beautiful. Have a great weekend with your friends.

Andi said...

Safe travels! Thanks for sharing with us!

Deb said...

wave as you fly through Atlanta!

Mental P Mama said...

You know you're on a real vacation when you don't have time for all of us;) Safe travels...

Hilary said...

New Orleans. What a great place for you and your camera! Lucky us. :) That first shot is wonderful. Have a great time, Kate. :)

Carolynn said...

Beautiful. I've been to New Orleans once and I'd like to return. I'm a big Blues fan.

Enjoy your vacation!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Oh, I love trees w/Spanish Moss!! So eerie when the wind wafts through...

And that hotel? I'm-a fixin' to put it on my MustStay list...right underneath the SeaShanty...;)

BousMama said...

LOVE the photos!!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

You were oh so close to us this week. You might have even passed by my exit!!!

Daryl said...

I know that doorway and the Monteleone is .. well here read
this

Chrissykat said...

Ooooh, love the pic of the door (you know how I feel about interesting hardware!). Soak in these last few days!!!

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

Enjoy every minute! Traveling mercies for you on your way home.

Love the door pic!

Jeanne Walker aka Rileigh's Lolli said...

Too busy to post on your blog...wow, you must be having great fun! And since you're in the Big Easy, I hope that y'all are
eating lots of good food!!! N'awlins is a great place for a photog...up close shots are the best...the architectural details on buildings, the street lamps, the wrought iron, the flowers, the food...where does one begin. Thank God for the digital camera and no more film purchases and development costs.

See ya when you get back! Jeanne

Hotel Monteleone said...

We really enjoy seeing the city through the lens of your camera.

That is a beautiful shot of the hotel and we would love to have you add it to our Flickr group: http://bit.ly/HMFlickr

Happy Travels!

caryjo said...

I happen to love photos of gates, doors, entrances... sure enjoyed yours.

Karen said...

Love this collection, love your trip destinations!!..

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Thanks for the update! Have a great trip home and love the photos :)

Anonymous said...

Will you get to the southwest side of LA?

Linda (GillLink)

Anonymous said...

Guess not, I just read the rest of your post!!!

Hope you had beautiful weather the entire trip! We went to Indiana for the Easter weekend plus two days (too far for five days :) and had beautiful weather.

Linda (GillLink)

Gail said...

Stunning photos...like I'm surprised or something.

Glad you are having time with friends. When you return home, spring will be there.

JO said...

Awesome. I love New Orleans - haven't been there in years. Beautiful photos too.

jo

www.teensandtriplets.com

Holly said...

I hope the statement "too busy" means that you are having a great time.

What .is. it about old doors, old balconies, and things like that from N. Orleans????? LOVE them.

Drive home safely, enjoy the drive home as well as the time away.

and .of course. we have not forgotten you!

suzyQ said...

I hope that you are getting the lovely weather we are having here! I just love New Orleans...

TSannie said...

Safe travels!

tainterturtles said...

What a fun vacation....love your photos.

Amy said...

Are you in New Orleans? I missed that part! Bet you've had some fabulous food! Can't wait to hear all the details (food ones too)! Gorgeous photos- have a safe trip home!

FireLight said...

You and I have had the same spring break calendar! It looks as if you have had some great adventures! I too went to MS...though not to the Gulf...my son lives near Meridian! I was just there for a a couple of days...and then back home to take on some projects! Love the photos of the trip! Wave if you come back via I-85!

mrs mediocrity said...

Lovely photos all, of course we haven't forgotten you!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

we haven't forgotten you...never

beautiful photographs..glad to see you're having such a great time....


kary

maillady said...

great pictures kate. we stayed at that hotel when we went to visit those same friends. very cool place. i'll tell you more about it the next time i see you. have a safe drive home

Deb said...

great photos...can't wait to hear and see all about your trip

heartfeltcynic said...

Daryl sent me your way and boy am I glad she did! I'd seen your comments on her photos before but hadn't yet gotten to your blog. WOW! You really know how to work a camera! ;)

I really love the colors of the photo you took of the door and its hardware. :)

Snappy Di said...

Lovin' the boat shot, Kate!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

cornel said...

Love your photos! C

Country Girl said...

Wow, thanks all. And firefly, yes we went straight up 85. Sorry we couldn't stop!

Welcome to all the new faces here. So great to have you stopping by.

~ C.G.